SQL Talk Drinking game

October 8, 2006

Personally, I don't drink. Not at all. Just one of those things. But, at TechEd this year, I thought of a drinking game while listening to people talk about data.

In the UK, people pronounce data as 'dayta'. In the US, it's 'datta'. And as far as I can tell, people from these places don't tend to vary which one they use. But in Australia, the typical pronunctiation is 'darta'. Yeah, I don't get it either. But that's just the way it is.

Now, because of the international nature of the community, many Australian SQL presenters have started to say 'dayta' instead. No-one says 'datta', but people switch between the other two even within the same sentence – (putting 'dayta' into a 'dartabase')

So in my drinking game, you split into pairs. One person is assigned 'dayta', and one is assigned 'darta'. And of course, each time the presenter says it each way, the appropriate person takes a drink (very small, or else they get very drunk very quickly).

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  1. robfarley

    Well, I only say ‘dayta’, so it might not work too well.

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